Funds/Private Equity Team Lead for ClearyX

ClearyX is a separate business unit within Cleary Gottlieb, a preeminent global law firm with 16 offices on four continents. ClearyX is focused on building alternative models of legal services through effective combinations of people, technology and process discipline. We are a team of forward-thinking subject matter experts, project managers and technologists working to innovate and improve how legal services are delivered and experienced. We are looking for a team member who can lead the design and build of legal solutions for our Funds and Private Equity clients.

We value a positive, solutions-orientated mindset. We are a fully remote team, and every team member contributes to our success by delivering exceptional work product and constantly looking for ways to improve our effectiveness and our clients’ experience. We welcome those who want something different from a traditional legal career, but with the training and expertise to ensure we deliver high quality work to support our clients.

We take a collaborative approach to our work, and you must be open to learning and adopting new technologies and approaches. Helpful experience in addition to the substantive work includes working with document/process automation tools, alternative staffing models, project management, and process improvement. You will be in a leadership role, and will oversee analysts and other team members to build and manage solutions. We require excellent communication skills; an ability to exercise judgment and juggle multiple/competing priorities; good problem solving skills; and the ability to apply a process-orientated approach to our work. 

ClearyX is looking for someone with at least 3-5 years’ experience with private equity/funds and potentially financial services legal work (preferable in a corporate legal department or a law firm environment) who will be the subject matter expert for our team. To qualify for this position you must be called to the bar and be based in Canada, the UK or the U.S. This role is a permanent, full time, fully remote position. There may be limited travel requirements for business or client purposes, and we aim to bring the entire team together in person once a year. Responsibilities

  • Supporting and leading the creation of new models of legal services, deploying technology and alternative resources where appropriate. This will involve some process improvement and project management;
  • Identifying areas to improve how our services are delivered, and seeking out opportunities to build practical solutions that solve problems for our clients including through consultative discussions with clients and prospective clients in the funds/private equity space, for example:
    • Supporting and improving diligence projects for fund-related transactions (such as side letters and LPAs);
    • Finding opportunities to automate fund formation, transfer and maintenance documents;
    • Building solutions for the review and benchmarking of practice specific documents such as: fund documents for LPs and GPs (e.g. LPAs, Side Letters) and other FinServ documents (e.g. ISDAs);
    • Support our clients’ Fund Book Transactions through document review and purchase agreement negotiation.
    • Supervising analysts, technologists and others designing and building our solutions;
    • Providing subject matter expertise and conducting quality control funds-related work (including designing processes for efficient quality control and process management);
    • Helping to plan for and hire any staff required to deliver and maintain relevant products and services;
      Helping to build models for pricing and other data analytics tools for our work and our clients.

Our Values & How to Apply
In hiring, we always consider our values:

We Have a Positive Attitude and Approach to Work: We recognize that challenges are best solved when we share ideas. We approach our work with a positive attitude, and with kindness and humility. We strive for continuous improvement and take a solutions oriented, can-do approach to everything we do.

  1. We do High Quality Work: We trust our team to always deliver exceptionally high quality work in a timely way. We are honest about our capacity and capabilities. We are relentless about providing a high level of customer service and a positive client experience in working with us. We take pride in our work.
  2. We Work Together: Sharing ideas is always welcomed and encouraged; constructive feedback and transparency are helpful. We take responsibility for our work and for helping each other. We recognize and celebrate our diversity of perspectives, experiences and ideas and we know that great ideas can come from anywhere and anyone.
  3. We Communicate Honestly and Constantly: We value open communication; we encourage questions being raised whenever they arise, and we share as much information among ourselves as we can. We are committed to honesty and recognize that we should not avoid difficult conversations when they are constructive.
  4. We Are Always Learning and Innovating: We will bravely challenge the status quo, constantly raise new ideas and always seek improvements to be made in our work. We recognize that the business of law is evolving and we must remain curious and constantly learning. We learn from our mistakes and share those learnings.

If our values resonate with you and you have the necessary qualifications, please apply via Compensation is commensurate with experience. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Cleary-Backed 10BE5 Gets Undisclosed Pre-Seed Extension

A legal technology startup founded by two lawyers from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP raised an undisclosed investment on Tuesday. 10BE5 Ltd., a legal tech company that automates capital markets-related workstreams, told Law360 Pulse that its new investment from Killer Whale Strategies, a consultancy that invests in legal tech companies at any stage of development, can be characterized as a “pre-seed extension.” Along with undisclosed pre-seed funding in February 2021 from Cleary, 10BE5 has raised under $1 million to date, according to John Kwan, co-founder of 10BE5. Law360 – Cleary-Backed 10BE5 Gets Undisclosed Pre-Seed Extension